This week: “Tricks of the Trade” in Publisher’s Weekly & Interview at Tin House!

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Greetings from the Juventud book tour in medias res — to my left is a cozy fireplace blazing in the Marriott, Fairfax, VA, where yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting before an enthusiastic crowd at Fall for the Book. Next stop: the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, NH this Saturday, Oct. 3rd, at 2 p.m.

As we speed toward Juventud‘s official pub date (Oct. 20th), numerous articles, interviews and “conversations” are slated to hit the web. Two of the most exciting appeared this week: my article on what I’ve learned in wearing two hats as an author and Bookmark It staff member at Publisher’s Weekly “Tricks of the Trade”, and with great thanks to Litlandoan Hunter Choate, a perceptive and probing interview about Juventud at Tin House interview with Vanessa Blakeslee, aptly dubbed, “The Peripheral Unknown.”

Hope you enjoy the reads, and if you’re in the NH region this weekend, that you’ll stop by and join in the novel-release festivities!

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Fireside Chat with Borges in this week’s episode of The Drunken Odyssey podcast

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This week I’m packing up my fall wardrobe as I get ready to head north for the Burlington Book Festival and the official kick-off of the Juventud book tour (remember, you can still donate at Vanessa’s National Book Tour and help offset expenses – thank you!) What makes great listening while packing? Why, none other than The Drunken Odyssey podcast about the literary life. In this week’s episode, host John King and I discuss This Craft of Verse, the wonderful collection of lectures by Jorge Luis Borges. You may tune-in to our rather meta fireside chat-about-a-fireside-chat here: Vanessa Blakeslee discusses This Craft of Verse by Borges. Enjoy!

Pre-pub buzz for JUVENTUD at Library Journal, New City Lit, and Seven Days!

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As the days cool off slightly in central Florida and I prepare to leave on book tour, it’s been heartening to catch some early praise for Juventud. I’ve been so consumed with final edits and arranging author events that I missed a very nice mention of the novel at Library Journal‘s “Books that Buzzed at BookExpo America,” from earlier this summer (you can find the following links on my official website: News and Reviews for JUVENTUD). The novel also received praise from critic Margot Harrison at the Vermont independent paper, Seven Days, from author Christine Sneed in her Fall Preview 2015 roundup for New City Lit, and Train Shots fan and book reviewer, Sarah Morgan, at the Internet Review of Books. Check it out!